Funding for two research projects led by Alexandre Campeau-Lecours

Two research projects led by Alexandre Campeau-Lecours, professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Université Laval and researcher at the IngRéadaptULaval laboratory and at Cirris, have recently obtained financial assistance to pursue their objectives focused on improving the quality of life of people living with muscular limitations.

Project “Intelligent Mechatronic Assistive Technologies in Rehabilitation Engineering: Prevention at Work, Adaptation to Daily Life and Physical Intervention”

This research program aims to develop and evaluate, iteratively, new rehabilitation technologies to improve different components of the quality of life of people with disabilities. Funding of $295,451 awarded over a 4-year period by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé’s Junior 2 Scholars program will ensure the development of the program, which is based on robotics, mechatronics and artificial intelligence.

Project “Development and validation of an electromyographic control (EMG) interface”

Conducted in collaboration with Benoît Gosselin, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Université Laval, as well as Laurent Bouyer, professor in the Department of Rehabilitation of the Faculty of Medicine of Université Laval and director of the Centre thématique de recherche en neurosciences (CTRN), This project aims to develop an electromyographic system (EMG), which captures electrical signals from nerves and muscles, at low cost. This will be for the benefit of people living with disabilities to control their computer via muscle contractions. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada will support this mission with a grant of $140,000.

The interdisciplinary project, which combines expertise in engineering and medicine, is part of Professor Campeau-Lecours’ many research activities focused on adaptation, physical rehabilitation and injury prevention in the workplace or in sport.

Source: Laval University